Korps identification symbols

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andlug
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Korps identification symbols

Post by andlug » 09 Jun 2019 09:59

Can anyone say what the Korps ID symbols were for the Korps which participated in the Ardennes Offensive 1944-45 ( Battle of the Bulge).

I have looked at the available published sources, but they do not cover the less glamorous Korps.

Specifically I am looking for
53 Korps
66 Korps
67 Korps
74 Korps
80 Korps
82 Korps
85 Korps
1 SS Pz Korps
2 SS Pz Korps
47 Pz Korps
58 Pz Korps

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Re: Korps identification symbols

Post by CNE503 » 09 Jun 2019 17:10

Hello,

I don't understand your question. Do you mean the how these corps were indicated on a map?
The symbol is quite the same for every corps HQ: a squared flag divided in four triangles, the upper and below ones being black, the two on the sides white. If armored, the corps flag had a parallelogram figuring tracks at its basis. The corps number was indicated besides the flag.

See here: http://www.niehorster.org/011_germany/s ... ls_43.html

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Re: Korps identification symbols

Post by andlug » 09 Jun 2019 20:44

Usually each Korps had a unique symbol to mark its vehicles and other assets (kennzeichen in German). Often they were heraldic symbols, or abstract shapes like arrows. That is what I am looking for.

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Re: Korps identification symbols

Post by CNE503 » 09 Jun 2019 21:03

Ok, you were referring to tactical markings.
As far as I know, I. SS-Panzerkorps one is very well-known.

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Re: Korps identification symbols

Post by andlug » 10 Jun 2019 10:19

Yes, I just included ISS for completeness. II SS is also available. It is the other ones that are missing.

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